: Plays Edward Voysey in "The Voysey Inheritance" by Harley Granville Barker (National Theatre, London).
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I went to America to get away from constantly being cast in costume dramas, playing posh people. It's interesting that I've been cast as a working-class cop [The Wire
(2002)] because I doubt that would happen at home. The films I most enjoy in England are by Mike Leigh
and Ken Loach
, but it's very unlikely I would be cast in them; I've tried a few times, but I'm perceived as posh.
Dominic West portrayed late author George MacDonald Fraser
's Victorian anti-hero Harry Flashman, the main character of Fraser's "Flashman" novels, at a 2014 auction of Fraser's library. West also stated at the time that he would like to see a new Flashman movie made for the new generation. The only previous movie, Royal Flash
(1975) was not a success and was so disliked by Fraser that he would ...